Post Tagged with: "citizenship"

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Poles, Others, Wait Longer for Citizenship

Eastern European, Immigration April 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Gaining citizenship is a longer process than it once was. Nowy Dziennik explores some of the reasons why.

Hundreds of people waving flags at the Bronx Dominican parade. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario)

Dominicans Take the Lead in Naturalization Program

Dominican, Immigration, New York October 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

More than 30 percent of immigrants who applied for citizenship under the statewide campaign NaturalizeNY are Dominican, followed by Chinese and Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, announcing the state's new NaturalizeNY initiative (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

NaturalizeNY, a New State Program, Unveiled

Immigration, New York July 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado announced a new public-private initiative, NaturalizeNY, to promote more citizenship applications by immigrants in the state. Academic collaborators will help to assess what works best to encourage applications.

Alejandro Andrés del Cid, with his wife Krystal Peralta and their twins Zakary and Zayn at the citizenship ceremony held at the New York Public Library.  (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Very Special 4th of July for Hundreds of New Citizens

Immigration, New York July 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm

As the country celebrated Independence Day, 225 New York City immigrants became U.S. citizens at a ceremony at the New York Public Library, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mariel Fiori, managing editor of La Voz. (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: 2015, the Year of Citizenship

Immigration, Latino, Opinion February 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

In an editorial, Mariel Fiori, managing editor of the Hudson Valley-based publication La Voz, urges immigrants, especially Mexicans and other Latinos, to seek citizenship in 2015.

Nisha Agarwal, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, speaking at the roundtable on citizenship. (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

Getting the Word Out on Citizenship

Featured Posts, Immigration, New York, Voices' Picks June 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

A campaign to help immigrants navigate the process will offer a workshop in the Bronx.

Haiti's Juan Claudio Castor and his Dominican wife María Castor are fighting what they call “Dominican apartheid” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Dominican Naturalization Law Met With Hope, Skepticism

Caribbean, Immigration, Latino, Politics May 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Legal experts and Dominicans living in New York expressed hope as the Dominican Senate approved Wednesday a law to legalize the status of thousands of people of Haitian descent currently in legal limbo, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Tax Law Has Some Korean-Americans Reconsidering Citizenship

East Asian, Government March 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm

A deal between the U.S. and South Korea will give the IRS information on financial accounts in Korea that belong to American citizens and green card holders, reports The Korea Times.

A voter casts his sample ballot at Diversity Plaza on Election Day. (Photo from United Neighborhood Houses's Facebook page )

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Demographics, Elections 2013, Immigration November 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they’ll be doing it for real.

Non-citizens will be able to vote at a mock election in Jackson Heights. Voting will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., as in regular polling places. (Photo by Willis Arnold/Voices of NY)

Legal Immigrants to Vote Tuesday in ‘Mock Election’

They hope to do it for real if a bill gets passed by the City Council.

According to community leaders, a small population of Dominican-Haitians live in New York. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Immigration October 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

A court ruling that would strip citizenship from generations of Haitians has angered Dominicans, reports El Diario.

Untraditional Path to Citizenship: Leaving the US

Untraditional Path to Citizenship: Leaving the US

Bronx, Immigration, In the News, Mexican September 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

The Manhattan Times reports on the journey of Marco Saavedra, an undocumented New Yorker who traveled to Mexico in order to enter the U.S. as an asylum-seeker.

A military program gives Chinese international students like Peng Liu (second from left) an opportunity to stay in the U.S. – and become U.S. citizens – after their student visa expires. (Photo by Vicky Law via World Journal)

Chinese Student Joins Army, Gets Citizenship

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News, Voices' Picks August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Unable to find a job in the U.S. after graduating and facing having to go back home, a Chinese student profiled by the World Journal and others like him, turned to a military program that allows recruits to stay here legally.

Mónica Castro (left), María Campos (middle), and Nefry Guerrero (right) aspire for citizenship. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Language and Costs Hinder Path to Citizenship

Immigration, In the News, Latino June 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Latino New Yorkers who have not actively pursued citizenship due to weak English skills or not having the money to pay for the citizenship test. But they can seek help in overcoming these obstacles at an upcoming free forum in Queens.

What Was Your First Memorable Meal in America?

What Was Your First Memorable Meal in America?

Culture, Food, Immigration, In the News, New York November 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

For new arrivals in the United States, first meals are often memorable. What you ate, where you were, who you were with – we want the details. Tell us the story of that first meal for this special project for the Voices of New York web site.